Good Art, Good Science?

By Quirijn van den Hoogen
Groningen University

Martin Stratmann, the president of the world famous Max Planck Society visited the Netherlands on March the 4th. The society can boost an impressive academic track record with 18 Nobel Prize laureates and a yearly ‘turnover’(this is really the word the Dutch newspapers used) of 15.000 scientific articles in their journals. Continue reading “Good Art, Good Science?”

Measuring Performances: Deciding about the Oscars for Best Acting

By Miklós Kiss
Groningen University

Have you ever been disappointed, if not frustrated, by the decision of the Academy (of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) about the yearly winner of the Oscars for the Best Actor and Actress categories? Instead of resignedly condemning the verdict as a haphazard result of a hype- and money-driven industry’s self-congratulatory PR parade, video essayist Kevin B. Lee tries to infuse the decision’s ever-blamed subjectivity with some objective observations. Continue reading “Measuring Performances: Deciding about the Oscars for Best Acting”

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